To start, I really want to express how awesome Moses is for not only the amazing video presented at the farewell reception, but also for letting me to take his tour for the visually impaired high schoolers. This tour ended up being my last tour and was also the most anticipated, challenging, and fulfilling. Hands down one of the best experiences I have ever had in a museum with a group of individuals.
All tour photos were also taken by Moses, so feast your eyes on the amazing photography to follow!
For my first stop, we were in the Ando Gallery, and we discussed atmosphere, sound, smell, and touch. All the students explored what other spaces the Ando Gallery reminded them of, such as a forest or a movie theater with surround sound. We compared the smooth, vertical wooden pillars to the wood on the long, slung, and slightly rougher benches, contemplating Ando’s choice of materials and textures as a way to draw attention to their similarities and differences.
I could write a long blog post entry about what this internship has meant to me as an educator and individual, but I’m pretty sure I lack the sufficient vocabulary and grammar to capture all the emotions I feel currently. So instead, I’m gonna exploit the 1000 word-worth of pictures.
Thank you all for so much for everything and more. To a bright, artful, and beautiful future!